More Fuel Efficient, Hybrid, And Electric Vehicles Reduces Money For Roads….Wait, What?

The obvious solution is for everyone to drive a big gas burner

(CNN) Drivers often forget that they pay for highway construction and maintenance through federal fuel taxes: 18.4 cents per gallon for gasoline and 24.4 cents per gallon for diesel. “The notion that the road has ever been free is sort of a self-delusion,” said Neil.

But the fuel tax is running out of steam, experts warn, because more efficient vehicles are using less fuel and rising fuel prices discourage driving. As tax revenue falls, so does the nation’s ability to pay for road construction and maintenance.

The solution, say many transportation experts, is to replace –or supplement –fuel taxes with a per-mile tax on every vehicle in America.

No good deed goes unpunished. Los Federales and enviroweenies/Warmist push more fuel efficient, hybrid, and electric vehicles (I’m all for it, BTW), and this reduces the money coming in. The law of unintended consequences rears its ugly head.

Much of the article is about slapping another tax on, one that tracks miles driven, which has been touched on many times. Most are against it, especially if there whereabouts are tracked.

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4 Responses to “More Fuel Efficient, Hybrid, And Electric Vehicles Reduces Money For Roads….Wait, What?”

  1. Adobe Walls says:

    The Moonbats have been after the mileage tax for a while now.
    I submit that we won’t need as much in the way of new roads or improvement maintaining road shoulders is much cheaper.

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  3. gitarcarver says:

    This is just more proof that it is never about tax rates, tax codes, or anything like that.

    It is about revenue. Period.

    When people talk about things like a flat tax rate, they always work backwards from “this is how much we are spending and we need to have taxes to cover it.”

    The mileage tax plus the tax on internet spending will mean more in the coffers to spend.

  4. And the funny thing is, they raise taxes, then find out that people stop doing that, and revenues go down.

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